Stronger Shores Marine Engagement Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Houghton-Le-Spring, United Kingdom

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9 days ago

Closing date: Monday 3 April 2023
Salary: £27,500 p.a.
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Rainton Meadows,

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU
We are looking for an Engagement Officer to lead on the delivery of marine engagement work, as part of our Stronger Shores project which is led by South Tyneside Council.

Contact details

See the detailed job description below. Further queries on the content of the role may be directed to Mark Dinning on 0191 584 3112.

The Stronger Shores project (led by South Tyneside Council) represents a truly innovative approach working collaboratively with leading academics and Wildlife Trusts and other nature conservation NGOs. The project will improve understanding of the benefits of kelp, seagrass and native oyster habitats with regard to coastal erosion, flood risk, climate change, biodiversity management and wider benefits.

Stronger Shores brings together the Durham, Northumberland, and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts, to deliver a suite of exciting engagement activities. These activities are linked to partners work on Seagrass, Kelp and Oysters. This will involve Durham Wildlife Trust hosting a Marine Engagement Officer, as part of the project Integrated Delivery Team, who will work across the project area from Lindisfarne to Skinningrove.

The Engagement Officer will lead on the delivery of marine engagement work. The role will incorporate project partners' work into a cohesive engagement programme across the project area for three years. This will be the development and delivery of an annual events series, focusing on public, citizen science, schools and STEM activities. As well as in person events the Officer will also facilitate online events mirroring the North Sea Wildlife Trust’s highly successful ‘Living Seas Live’ evening talks series. The Officer will have the opportunity to contribute towards social media and digital documentary short films promoting Stronger Shores kelp, seagrass and native oyster work.

This role will suit anyone who is passionate about our coastal and marine environments and who wants to generate that same passion in others across the generations.

Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU, with an opportunity to work on occasion from partner Trust offices. The Trust is currently operating hybrid working arrangements, with a split between working from home and at the office.